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Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019. Dismissal will be at 11:40 AM. Please make the necessary arrangements so that your child is picked up on time at 11:40 AM.  Note the following early dismissal procedures for November 14th:

  • Arts and Athletics will not be in session.
  • A Grab & Go Bag Lunch will be served to students upon request, right before dismissal.
  • School buses will be running. Buses will pick up students from school three hours before the usual time so to estimate when your child’s bus will arrive, subtract three hours from the usual time it arrives at your stop.
  • If your child’s dismissal procedure alters from a regular Thursday you MUST send in a note with the teacher. For example, if your child usually rides the bus but will be picked up that day because of early dismissal, you must send a note. Because of the short day, we cannot accommodate phone calls and emails to change plans. And teachers cannot accept verbal communication from your child.

Grades K, 1, 2, 3 and 5:
Conferences will be scheduled from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM.

Grade 4:
Due to departmentalization, conferences will be scheduled from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM and 4:30- 7:30 PM.
Parents will meet with their child's math and ELA teachers together.


Thanksgiving Pie Sale

Our sale on popular pies ends this weekend! Get yours at a discount and click here for all the details. 

You’re invited to donate towards a "Staff and Teachers Pie Party" and to support the Westside Campaign Against Hunger. Buy a slice, a half or whole pie to help say “Thanks!” to our teachers and staff, and also give back to our community.

All proceeds support Friends of PS166!

Sales close on Sunday, November 17th,so order yours today! 

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Green Committee

Our next monthly meeting is Tuesday, 11/12, at 8:30 am in the Community Room. Please join us!

Weekly Curbside Compost Collection - every Tuesday morning

Textile Collection - every Friday in bin in lobby. We are also still collecting markers, crayons, glue sticks, and batteries for recycling in small bin next to textile bin.

We are always looking for more  volunteers to help students sort garbage at breakfast and lunch.  We are also still looking for more Green Reps, please email us with your child’s class if interested.  


Sign Up to Volunteer 

Questions or want to get involved? Email

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Gifting Corner

Is it important to have a school librarian?  Studies say, YES!

Research has shown a positive correlation between high-quality, active library programs and student achievement.  Our librarian, Rachel Fremmer has created an amazing program for all of the grades. Kids in the lower grades visit the library every week, and upper graders visit every other week. She leads children in read-alouds, scavenger hunts, and book tournaments that spark a love of reading at an early age. The librarian is made possible by the PTA, which as you know, is all of us.

Visit to learn more about how you can support our librarian and other PTA programs.


  • Message from Nurse Hamilton

    Unfortunately, I'm not permitted to send or receive medical information via e-mail. If you have sent me any physical exams, medication forms, etc. please make a copy and either send it in with your child to my attention or bring the form to me. I'm sorry for this inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

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  • D3 Parent’s Announcements- sign up to stay informed!

    The District 3 Presidents' Council has an overarching goal this year to outreach to as many D3 parents as we can. To further that effort, we have started a Google Group to help ALL D3 parents get important information about D3 events, CEC3 communications, admissions, meetings, committees, and workshops in our district.

    This group is named NYC Community School District 3 Information 

    and is for ANY D3 community member that wants to stay up-to-date on current issues and information pertaining to our elementary and middle schools, up to high school admissions. You DO NOT have to have a google account to join this group!

    Click here, and enter the email address you would like to subscribe.

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PTA Announcements

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    Coffee Talk

    Please join us for a PTA Coffee Talk with Rachel Polimeni and Daria Kim, PS 166 PTA Co-Presidents. We want to hear about your thoughts, questions, concerns, and/or suggestions regarding your experience here at PS 166.

    Grades 3-5: November 18th from 8:30-9:30am, Community Room 107

    Unable to attend?  Reach out to us directly at

  • Parent IDs - Get Your Photo Taken

    Get a CAASS issued photo ID, and save time by simply swiping your CAASS photo ID to "sign in" (instead of signing in manually at the security desk). The process takes less than a minute, so stop by the outer vestibule (just inside the blue doors) during one of these times:

    Friday, 11/1 8:20am - 8:40am

    *IDs will be printed and distributed in the coming weeks.  Dates will be emailed out.   

    If you have any questions, email Nina Roosevelt Collmer or check out the CAASS and VPP FAQ.  

  • New Amazon Link for 2019


    Black Friday, Cyber Monday and 365 Days A Year! - Shopping on Amazon is another way to support PS166!

    Please note that by purchasing through Amazon's "Smile" program, you are earning less than HALF of 1% for PS 166?

    PLEASE, PLEASE DON'T USE AMAZON SMILE. Here's how to earn up to 10% for our school.

    You need to start your Amazon shopping every time with this link:

    Up to 10 % goes to our school if you use this link above!


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